Bihar Assembly

  • Bihar eagerly waits Assembly by-poll results August 24, 2014

    Patna: The stage is all set for the results to assembly by-election on 10 seats on Monday, touted by political pundits as 'semi-final' before the full-fledged assembly elections scheduled next year. The counting centres are ready, and all eyes will be on them to know not only about the fate...
  • After a gap of 24 years, Bihar to witness Lalu and Nitish campaigning together July 28, 2014

    Two former chief ministers of Bihar - JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar and RJD president Lalu Prasad - will be campaigning together for the upcoming by-elections for 10 assembly seats after a long gap of 24 years. Bihar JD(U) president Bashishtha Narayan Singh has said that the two will campaign together for...
  • BJP, JDU MLAs come to blows in Bihar Assembly July 24, 2014

    Patna: Some Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal United MLAs came to blows in the Bihar Vidhan Parishad during a discussion on women safety on Thursday. The clash took place following a heated argument over questions raised by BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi. Modi was the deputy chief minister and finance...
  • BJP creates ruckus in Bihar Assembly July 16, 2014

    Opposition BJP on Wednesday created ruckus in Bihar Assembly over denial of chance to one of its members to ask a question in the House. BJP members were on their feet right protesting the police lathicharge on fixed pay teachers on Tuesday. In the ensuing din the Speaker, who read out names...
  • JD(U) legislator shoots off letter against tie-up with RJD July 14, 2014

    Amid indications of a tie-up between JD(U) and RJD for Bihar Assembly elections next year, a JD(U) legislator has shot off a letter to the party opposing it. "I have written a letter to state JD(U) President Basistha Narayan Singh expressing strong reservation against the tie-up with RJD against whose 'jungle...
  • Bihar government to provide plots to 25,679 landless Mahadalit families July 12, 2014

    Bihar government would provide three-decimal plots to remaining 25,679 landless Mahadalit families under a scheme launched five years ago, the Bihar Assembly was informed today. Out of 2.46 lakh landless Mahadalit families identified for getting three decimal plots for housing under a scheme launched in 2009-10, 2.21 lakh families have been...
  • All political parties rock Bihar Assembly, protest against Dhankar's controversial remarks July 8, 2014

    Bihar Assembly witnessed ruckus for the second consecutive day on Tuesday with members of all major parties trooping into the well on separate issues forcing adjournment of the House till recess. Right from the word go, the House saw members of JD(U), RJD, Congress and BJP rushing to the well to...
  • JD(U), RJD demand OP Dhankar's arrest; Assembly adjourned July 7, 2014

    The Bihar assembly was on Monday adjourned till noon over BJP leader OP Dhankar's remark that his party would get girls from Bihar to ensure that men in Haryana get married. The JD(U) and RJD legislators disrupted the proceedings and demanded his arrest. Expressing their anger, the legislators of the Janata...
  • Termination of membership of JD(U) rebels deferred July 5, 2014

    The decision on termination of the membership of four JD(U) dissident MLAs for anti-party activities was on Saturday deferred till July 12 with the Speaker of Bihar Assembly granting them additional time to submit replies to the notice. Gyanendra Singh Gyanu told reporters that he and three other JD(U) MLAs -...
  • BJP legislators create ruckus in Bihar assembly over poor law and order situation July 2, 2014

    Opposition BJP legislators Wednesday created a ruckus in the Bihar assembly over poor law and order situation, disrupting the proceedings of the house. It is third consecutive day when BJP members attacked the government over its failure and cited irregularities in the implementation of the Food Security Act, acute power crisis...
  • Final preparations made for monsoon session of Bihar Assembly June 23, 2014

    The Monsoon session of Bihar Legislative Assembly starting from June 27 is expected to be full of action with BJP fresh from its victory in the Lok Sabha elections trying to corner the JD(U) government which also has to deal with its own dissident legislators. "Final preparations have been made for...
  • Bihar CM wins trust vote after BJP MLAs walk out of Assembly May 23, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jeetan Ram Manjhi won the vote of confidence easily in the special session of the Bihar Assembly after the Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs staged a walkout. During the special session of the Assembly, the BJP came down heavily on outgoing Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for "plunging Bihar...
  • New Bihar CM Jeetan Ram Manjhi congratulated by party MLAs, opposition May 23, 2014

    Patna: Meeting for the first time after Lok Sabha poll results, which forced change of guard in Bihar too, bonhomie prevailed in the state Legislative Assembly on Friday. The Assembly has been convened by new Chief Minister Jeetan Ram Manjhi to seek trust vote. Before the House started its business at 11...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi's JDU faces trust vote in Bihar Assembly today May 23, 2014

    Patna: It will be a day of hectic political developments in Bihar where the Janata Dal United (JDU) government led by Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi will have to prove its majority on the floor of the house. In a major development towards the formation of a new alliance in Bihar,...
  • Joined hands with JDU to keep 'fascist' BJP at bay: RJD chief Lalu Prasad May 22, 2014

    Patna: Soon after extending unconditional support to the ruling Janata Jal United (JDU) in Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad's said that the arch rivals had decided to come together to keep the Bharatiya Janata Party at bay. "Our support is to new Bihar Chief Minister Jeetan Ram Majhi...
  • Manjhi Cabinet calls special session on May 23 for trust vote May 21, 2014

    The new Jitan Ram Manjhi government on Tuesday decided to call a special session of Bihar Assembly on May 23 to seek the trust vote on the floor of the House. The decision to call the special session of the Assembly at 11 AM on May 23 (Friday) to seek trust...
  • Don't want early elections in Bihar: Sushil Modi on Nitish's resignation May 18, 2014

    BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday said, "We don't want any early election and we do not want to destabilise the state government." In an interview to CNN-IBN, the BJP leader said that the in the current situation in the state, it will be very difficult for Nitish Kumar...
  • Congress declares candidates for 3 Assembly by-polls in Bihar April 12, 2014

    The Congress in Bihar on Saturday declared its candidate for Maharajganj Assembly seat with a "hope" that ally RJD will not field its nominee but said if Lalu Prasad's party still decided to contest this and two other seats in the bypolls it was ready for a "friendly" fight. Congress has nominated Kutul...
  • No Congress, RJD tie-up for bypolls to five Bihar Assembly seats April 4, 2014

    The Congress has decided to go alone in the upcoming by-elections to Bihar's five Assembly seats and announced its candidates for three seats on Thursday without consulting its Lok Sabha poll partner RJD. "We have announced candidature of Sadiq Samdani, Nasaar Ahmad and Manoj Kumar Singh from Kochadhaman, Baisi and Chirayya...
  • Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary taking help of Naxals? April 3, 2014

    An intelligence report has suggested that Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary, who is contesting Lok Sabha elections, has allegedly entered into a pact with the Naxals to get support in the polls, a charge vehemently denied by the JD(U) leader. "Input dated 30/03/14 reveals that Maoists active in Jamui area...
  • Lone LJP MLA in Bihar Assembly Zakir Hussain Khan quits party February 26, 2014

    Patna: In a major political development, Lok Janshakti Party MLA, Zakir Hussain Khan has resigned from the party. Khan who is the Vice President of Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP is also the only legislator from the party in Bihar Assembly. Khan's resignation comes at a time when his party chief Ram Vilas...
  • Bihar Speaker took a hardcore Naxal as his aide to Japan on official expense: Lalu Yadav February 26, 2014

    Continuing with his tirade against Bihar Assembly Speaker for recognising rebel MLAs as separate group, Lalu Prasad on Wednesday poured more scorn on him and alleged that he took a hardcore Naxal as his aide to Japan on official expense. "Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary took a hardcore naxalite Murari Yadav with...
  • Rebel RJD leader Samrat Chaudhary denies fraud with MLA signatures February 25, 2014

    Senior RJD leader Samrat Chaudhary, who handed over a letter with the signatures of 13 MLAs quitting RJD to the Bihar Assembly Speaker, on Tuesday rubbished allegations of fraud and claimed those who returned to the party did so under pressure. "I had submitted the letter bearing the signature of 13...
  • Nitish, Bihar Assembly Speaker behind RJD MLAs' revolt: Lalu Prasad February 25, 2014

    Patna: A day after some of his MLAs announced they were resigning from his party, RJD chief Lalu Prasad has hit out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who he claims is poaching his MLAs in collusion with the Bihar Assembly Speaker. "Nitish Kumar ek number ka ghatiya insaan hai. Dorey daal...
  • Bihar assembly passes four bills amidst uproar by BJP MLAs February 21, 2014

    The Bihar legislative assembly on Friday passed four bills amid pandemonium created by the opposition BJP members in protest against corruption charge levelled against its two former ministers by a JD(U) member. Amid slogan shouting by the BJP members who squatted on the floor of the Well as soon as the House re-convened for business in...
  • War of words between CM, opposition leader in Bihar Assembly February 17, 2014

    The Bihar Assembly on Monday witnessed a war of words between Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Opposition leader Nand Kishore Yadav over the minister in-charge's replying to certain queries instead of the CM, who held those portfolios. During a starred question of BJP's Sachindra Prasad Singh, regarding fencing of 'kabrastans' (muslim...
  • DY Patil highlights Nitish's achievements in assembly's opening session February 14, 2014

    A "positive environment" has been created in Bihar by establishing rule of law which is paving rapid development in different sectors, Governor D Y Patil said on Friday. The approach of the country and the world has changed towards Bihar due to this change in recent years, Patil said while addressing...
  • JD(U) MLA Damodar Singh dies of heart attack February 6, 2014

    Damodar Singh, the sitting JD-U MLA in Bihar Assembly, on Thursday died of a heart attack in Koderma, family sources said. 66-year-old Singh is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter, they said. Singh, who represented Maharajganj Assembly constituency in the neighbouring Bihar, came to visit his residence at Jhumritilaya. ...
  • Bihar Assembly session from February 14-22 January 16, 2014

    The budget session of both houses of Bihar Legislature will start from February 14 next month, the state cabinet decided at a meeting in Patna on Thursday. The budget session of Assembly and Legislative Council will last till February 22, Cabinet Coordination Department Principal Secretary Brajesh Mehrotra told reporters after the...
  • BJP disrupts Bihar Assembly, wants CBI probe in Patna serial blasts December 12, 2013

    The Bihar assembly proceedings were disrupted on Thursday by the opposition BJP which demanded CBI probe into the Patna serial blasts ahead of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally on October 27. The assembly was adjourned till 2.30 pm after the ruckus in the morning. Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nand Kishore...